Saturday, November 7, 2009

Ebates Success: Cheap Paper Cups

I don't do a lot of shopping on the internet. First of all, I hate paying shipping. Furthermore, I rarely feel like I'm getting the kind of deal I could get on a clearance rack at a local retail store. However, I'm starting to see how it can be possible to get good prices for everyday things online.

This week I needed to buy some paper coffee cups. Turns out I was able to get a better deal online than at the local party store. My first step was to go to and type "party" into the search engine. It came back with Giant Party Store. There were no discount codes listed, but I would get 5% cash back on my purchase. That's a good start.

I found what I needed at Giant Party Store for a reasonable price, but I wasn't too excited about having to pay shipping. So I went to my search engine on my Swagbucks toolbar and typed in "Giant Party Store coupon codes". I found a code for free shipping. Success!

If you are going to buy anything online, it pays to do a quick internet search for coupon codes. The codes you find may not always work, but it doesn't hurt to give it a try! It's all based on word of mouth.

Of course, it also pays to go through I earned $1.19 on my purchase of $23.70 (for 150 cups). Plus, I didn't have to pay tax, like I would in the store. Combine that with the fact that the cups were slightly cheaper than they were in the local party store, and I made out pretty good. Plus, I didn't have to load my kids up in the car and drive around town to find them!

By the way, I know 150 disposable cups is not the greenest choice, but I recently learned that you can compost paper cups and plates. Although there are other negatives to disposables, at least paper varieties won't be sitting in a landfill for ages if you compost them.
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